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Back To Basics – Retromarine 21′ Cape Island Trawler

When I was a boy, and full of adventure, I remember sneaking down to the covered boat docks at my favorite Colorado River vacation spot (Winterhaven, AZ) and perusing the variety of boats that made that place their home. Among … Continue reading

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Get To Know The Extraordinary Caledon 27

Caledon Boatworks has been building quality yachts – and acquiring a reputation for these vessels – for 30 years in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. Caledon is a family company that shows fierce pride in their work, and an equal affinity for … Continue reading

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Head & Shower Questions …

Steve, I’ve been researching RF-246s again and had a question for you. How has having the “head in the bed” been over time? Does it ever get a little “gamey” in the berth with that arrangement? Also am I correct … Continue reading

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Yachting Icons Bob & Jeni Peterson Join Kadey-Krogen Yachts

STUART, FL: Kadey-Krogen Yachts announces the appointment of industry legend Bob Peterson as sales executive, along with wife Jeni Peterson, based out of the company’s corporate office in Stuart, Florida. Kadey-Krogen President John Gear stated, “What can you say about … Continue reading

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Zincs from BoatZincs.com

If your vessel has zinc anodes that are wearing (white, or losing shape, flaking) or worse, missing (like one of mine), they should be replaced. I found a quality supplier of ‘zincs’, and they don’t charge a shipping charge for … Continue reading

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Cutwater Boats Debuts the Cutwater 30

– A Press Release from Cutwater Boats – Cutwater Boats has announced the introduction of its newest and largest cruiser, the Cutwater 30. The new boat makes its inaugural appearance on Jan. 25, 2013, at the Seattle International Boat Show, … Continue reading

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The Nimble Nomad Revisited

Nimble Boat Works, formerly of Clearwater, FL and presently located near Tampa, FL builds one of the most unique and quality-proven small yachts for inland water cruising. The Nimble Nomad 25 has changed very little since the first one came out … Continue reading

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2012 GOLDEN PROP AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Awarded around Thanksgiving every year, the 2012 compactyachts.com choices for the Golden Prop Award are our top yachts in the sub-30-foot marine market. We’ve thoughtfully trained the floodlight on (just) ten of the finest vessels in our rating class. The … Continue reading

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Do you have a Ditch Bag? Is it ready for anything?

A yachtsman from Florida wrote us recently and asked: “Would you reprint the excellent article on emergency bags that I read here some months ago … I’d appreciate it!” – Irv Johnson, Stuart, FL Revere 80 Ditch/Abandon Ship Bag If … Continue reading

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ALBIN 28TE – At last, a trailerable Albin Yacht!

I’ve always been a fan of Albin boats. They are very well-built, and the designers seem to have thought a lot about the owner when they designed seating, compartmentation and passageways, among other things. The Albin 30 Family Cruiser was … Continue reading

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